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Support for family and friends

If a member of your family or a friend has been diagnosed with sarcoma, you may be finding it hard to cope.

 

It’s important to spend time with other family and friends, as this will strengthen your own support network. You could also ask them to share caring responsibilities with you.

It may help to acknowledge your own feelings, positive and negative, and attend low cost counselling if available. You should let other people know if you’re struggling, and there may be respite care available to you.

 

Getting support online

Local and online sarcoma support groups are open to family and friends of sarcoma patients.

Macmillan Cancer Support have forums for family and friends of someone with cancer and parents of children with cancer.

 

Counselling

Talking to a trained professional can help you to open up about how you are feeling. A counsellor is trained to listen to how you are feeling with no judgement. Counsellors can help you to find ways of coping with what you’re going through.

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